Friday, 17 November 2017

Is Being Offended By Everything The New Trend?

Lately, I have noticed that so many people are being offended by the tiniest little thing. I am quite an outspoken person and get confused how some people can be offended by something that doesn't seem that much of a big deal at all. To me, it's people who are either scared of the truth or trying to look for ANYTHING to moan about. Don't get me wrong, I love a good moan, but I am not offended by it, I just find it rather annoying. People these days seem to go to the extreme and make something out of nothing.

Now normally, I let things go (sometimes), but this week the whole Zoella thing has bugged me. And that's not because of the calendar, though yes I agree, the cost may be a little pricey for a 12-day calendar. I'm talking more of her previous tweets that people are, for some odd reason, offended by. These are the 7/8-year-old tweets with Zoe saying words like 'fat' and 'chav' etc...

Firstly, it's kind of sad that someone found these tweets. I mean, get a life. But also, I'm shocked to see how many people are offended by these. Again, don't get me wrong, what she said was wrong BUT this was years old and guess what... people change, guys. I also see people say 'she's 20 though, she should know better', but I forgot that after a certain age we should automatically be perfect. Nobody is perfect. I say a lot of things I don't mean and that was probably even last week.

I wrote a tweet expressing how I feel, and a lot of people said that what she said, was absolutely disgusting. I have honestly heard so much worse! It's funny though because what made me laugh the most, is that some people go on like they've had never judged a person in their life. If you have never done that, then are you even human? We all do it, we regret it and move on. Unless they were saying it personally to you, then fair enough, but are some tweets that were written years ago, really offending you?

A lot of things can offend people from soaps to adverts, and it's strange that people feel the need to complain at something to things like Ofcom.

A tip: You can not watch it and then you won't get offended. Simples.

 I feel that we have to be careful these days as we're afraid of hurting people. Of course, I completely agree with someone getting offended by racist and homophobe comments, as I would be too. But old tweets or people swearing in a song, is being offended really going to do anything? We seem to be too afraid these days walking on eggshells.

"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that', 
as if it gives them certain rights.

Its no more than a whine. 'I find that offensive'. It has no meaning, 
it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase.

'I'm offended by that'

Well, so fucking what?"

- Stephen Fry

Do you agree or do you get offended a lot? And are you offended by this post?


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